This exciting new project is open to all Ryhope residents and is an opportunity for people to share stories about life during Lockdown. Author and illustrator Liz Million is working with us and Ryhope Community Association to collect stories, poems, images and words for a book that will capture and describe Lockdown 2020. Your work can be funny, sad, long or short – but we want to know what was important to you and your family during such an unsettling time. Write from your own perspective, or as someone else – you could even write as your family pet!

Thanks to Arts Council England and Sunderland City Council East Area Committee for their generous support with this great project.

You can send your experiences to Liz at

Watch out for other opportunities to contribute in the weeks ahead!

Watch the video to find out more